Written answers

Friday, 21 December 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has (a) identified and (b) received representations on the problems during the construction of the listed Alexandra and...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the nominated undertakers are (a) aware of the unique foundations of the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in South Hampstead, (b) taking steps...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what is the current average (a) waiting time and (b) crossing time for cars using the Dartford crossing.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Dart Charge payments were (a) late and (b) not paid since 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 194629, whether his Department plans to award a civilian service medal...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of funding allocated to programmes overseas which are not part of Official...

      British Overseas Territories: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions representatives of his Department had at the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council on 4-5 December...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Nationality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to change paragraph 1.20 of the civil service nationality rules in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Paediatrics: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many paediatric mental health nurses were employed by the NHS in each month since May 2010.

    • General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent fully qualified GPs have been working in the NHS in England in each year since 2010.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people receiving aftercare provided under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 have been subsequently detained under the...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated from the public purse to each clinical commissioning group area in the East Midlands per head of...

      General Practitioners: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of GPs in Nottinghamshire.

      Dentistry: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of dentists in Nottinghamshire.

      Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that parents of children who want to change gender are consulted as part of that...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle prescription fraud.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of PE and school sport on childhood obesity.

      Streptococcus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding of the recent Group B Strep Support report that cases relating to group B Strep cost the NHS £40...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming long-term plan for the NHS will include the matter of investment in nursing higher education.

      Macfarlane Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what consultations his Department held with beneficiaries of the Macfarlane Trust prior to the closure of that Trust and transfer of that...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 10 October 2017 to Question 901025 on NHS: Homeopathy, what assessment NICE has made of the clinical...

      Nurses: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether requirement were placed on the NHS Business Services Authority or its predecessor organisations to inform nurses on (a) changes...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which groups of NHS workers, excluding nurses, are entitled to Special Class Status; and whether those groups have been subject to...

      Health Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on steps to improve health literacy for (a) primary school-aged...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department uses to monitor the adoption by NHS hospitals of good practice to enable (a) appropriate patient flow, (b)...

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many calls NHS 111 online has handled in each of the last three months.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) women and (b) men aged (i) 10 to 30 years and (ii) 31 to 60 years have a diagnosis of epilepsy.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinical commissioning group areas offer percutaneous needle biopsy for the detection of lung cancer.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase take-up of the flu vaccine among (a) ethnic and (b) low-income groups.

      Nurses: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complaints by nurses that their 01 special class status capacity code has been removed from their pension records the NHS...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled...

      Nusinersen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NICE on the (a) timeframe for the publication of decision of the NICE evaluation committee...

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department taking to reduce the number of stillbirths.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to cancer research in 2017.

      Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the recommendations in relation to the provision of information on industry (a) activities, (b) risks,...

      Accidents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount recovered from third party insurers for NHS treatment under the NHS Injury Recovery Scheme in the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has signed with pharmaceutical companies advising the Government on preparations for...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will establish a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund to cover the costs of travel to and from hospital for cancer...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to introduce a maximum waiting time for treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the implementation of the suicide prevention frameworks developed by Health Education...

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what sums her Department has disbursed in aid to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last five years.

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Palestinian Authority is breaking any conditions attached to the delivery of aid by the UK.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has investigated allegations that UK aid has been used to purchase school books encouraging Palestinian...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has audited the expenditure of Overseas Development Assistance by the Palestinian Authority.

      Department for International Development: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of her Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled...

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to promote a long-term solution for Rohingya refugees.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Government of Bangladesh on granting refugee status to the Rohingya.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions her Department has had with the Government of Bangladesh on providing additional flat and usable land for Rohingya...

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to table A2 of the statistical release Information on looked after children at both national and local authority levels for the...

    • Apprentices: Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase promote photography apprenticeships.

      Apprentices: Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of photography apprenticeships.

      Department for Education: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status for EU...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were adopted in each of the last three years.

      Foster Care: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of foster and kinship carers that undertook training for those roles in 2017.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are currently in foster care.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bombings: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on helping families affected by the Birmingham pub bombings in securing legal aid for the upcoming inquest.

    • Aiding and Abetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the law of joint enterprise and (b) implications for his policies of the Supreme Court...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether all new-build prisons due to be run by the private sector will have minimum staffing levels specified prior to any tendering process.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for legal assistance were made by asylum applicants during the first instance procedure in 2018.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who were related or known to a child but not to their parents applied in 2017-18 for legal aid to receive legal advice or be represented...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of personal independence payment cases appealed to HM Courts and Tribunal Service in each quarter...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status...

    • Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 191411, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that every region of the...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to encourage UK businesses to increase the transparency and visibility of their global supply chains.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Compulsory Purchase: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the total sum spent by his Department on the housing infrastructure fund.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on contingency preparations in the event of the UK leaving...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to fulfil his Department's responsibilities for the promotion of community cohesion.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people in each parliamentary constituency have benefitted from the Help to Buy scheme in each year since the...

      Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of the four commissioners appointed to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission;...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 138439 on Local Government Finance, which other determining factors...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 11 of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation consultation document, published in September 2015,...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the property was in Millbank that was offered to the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation as a site for the Holocaust...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of October 2017 to Question 106036, if he will place in the Library a list of (a) the almost 50...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library the minutes of UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation meetings; and for what reason those...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 111730, on what date the Government announced that it had...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre on the...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what role the Royal Parks will have in the selection of the design of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre to be...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which body will have responsibility for maintaining the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre once that centre is built.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase job opportunities in communities with an unemployment rate higher than the national average.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who have applied for a universal credit advance payment have been unsuccessful in that application.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to correspondence of 28 September 2018 and 23 November 2018 from the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and...

      Food Banks: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to visit food banks in the (a) North East and (b) Sunderland in the next six months.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department has had with representatives of the Scottish Government on implementation of...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated to policing in preparation for the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

    • Home Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department are paid less than £10.20 per hour.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers in (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) other police forces are in teams working solely on preparing for the UK leaving the EU.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether data processed by the Secure Information Exchange Network Application system is owned by Europol.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it Government policy to enable employers to make (a) the required Settled Status payments directly to his Department on...

      Home Office: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract,...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will undertake a review of the length of time it takes for visa application decisions to be expedited for those...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department last returned a person to an overseas country that the individual had not resided in since they were aged four years old...

      EU Nationals: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with European embassies based in the UK on the treatment of European citizens by UK citizens in the UK since the...

      EU Nationals: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens applying for settled status will be charged the Immigration Health Surcharge.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to implement the provisions of the draft Regulation of the European Parliament and...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Attorney General on Criminal Prosecution Service charging thresholds in cases for rape.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal.

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to amend the immigration visa application process to allow the use of printed bills as acceptable documentation.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on migrants illegally crossing the English Channel.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of members of the Windrush generation who were deported to other countries and have...

      Deportation: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many veterans have been deported in each year since 2010.

      Yemen: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps is he taking to enable Yemeni Nationals seek asylum in the UK after the closure of the British Embassy in Yemen.

      Refugees: Calais and Dunkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the treatment of refugees in the Calais and Dunkirk regions by police.

      Lost Property: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the police take receipt of lost property handed in by the general public.

      Immigration: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent changes his Department has made to minimise the chance of errors occurring in relation to a person's immigration status.

      Hate Crime and Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government has provided to organisations tackling online extremism and hate crime in each of the last five years.

      Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to comply with the requirements of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence...

      Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to order the HMI Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services to undertake an investigation into the performance of...

      Police: Lambeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have served in Lambeth in each year since 2010.

      State Visits: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers were seconded from Lambeth to police President Trump's visit; and what the cost to the public purse was of that...

      Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral statement of 23 April 2018, Official Report, column 619, on Windrush, what progress his Department has made on...

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make (a) mobile and (b) landline non-emergency 101 phone calls free of charge.

      UK Border Force: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of patrol boats available to Border Force for use in the English Channel.

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what topics were discussed at the most recent meeting of the serious violence taskforce; and if he will publish the minutes of that meeting.

      Domestic Violence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding his Department has allocated to programmes aimed at tackling domestic violence in the last 12 months.

      Police: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers per head of population there were in Nottinghamshire in each of the last two years for which figures are available.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people who report to immigration reporting centres receive financial support from the Home Office to do so.

      Schools: Notice Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will meet with the Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor to discuss issuing strategic advice and guidance for (a) fire and rescue authorities...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were accommodated in each asylum reception centre in the UK at the end of 2018.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were granted permission to work in 2018.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Scotland have been affected by Serco's decision of 27 July 2018 to issue 7 day lock change eviction notices to asylum...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to assess the (a) rights of children and (b) the effect on children of the eviction of Gypsy and Traveller...

      Crime Prevention: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the level of crime in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 194189 on EU External Relations, if he will set out the (a) agreements and (b)...

    • European Union: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the more than 750 agreements with more than 168 countries in which the UK participates as an EU member, how many...

      Judgements: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the total amount of money spent by the Government was to seek permission from the Supreme Court to appeal the decision of the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2018 to Question 185596, how many EU member states have agreed that the UK will be treated as a...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 200131 on Brexit, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to...

  • Treasury

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of projected local government finance settlement spending for each of the next five years as (a) total expenditure...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's policy is on improving mobile data coverage in rural areas with low levels of fixed superfast broadband...

  • Department for Transport

    • Crossrail: Performance Related Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for setting and approving performance-related bonuses and payoffs for the senior management team of Crossrail; and under what circumstances no...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (1) the strategic objectives regarding, and (2) long-term threats posed by, North Korea’s nuclear programme.

    • USA: INF Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement on 4 December that the United States will in 60 days suspend its obligations with the...

      Kosovo: Serbia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of diplomatic tensions between Kosovo and Serbia; and whether they would support a membership application from Kosovo to join the EU.

      China: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the preliminary findings of the Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners Of Conscience in China on...

      Pakistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 December (HL11765), whether they intend to ask the Chevening Secretariat to make an analysis of the...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the destruction of farmland and crops in Gaza by Israeli settlers.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling by the Israeli High Court of Justice on 26 November to classify methods used by Israeli intelligence officers against...

      West Bank: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the contamination of schools and communities in the West Bank with sewage, reportedly dumped...

      Jerusalem: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about plans to evict residents of the villages of Silwan and Batn al-Hawa in East Jerusalem...

      British Overseas Territories: Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 November (HL11409), which government departments will be responsible for providing financial and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Grenfell Tower Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Chair of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry to speed up the start of the next phase of its work.

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Landlords

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of rogue landlords that will be included in the rogue landlord database; and how many have been registered to date.

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the ending of the Supporting People programme has had on funding for floating support services for people...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Christian refugees are reluctant to enter refugee camps in the Middle East run by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR);...

    • Asylum: Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Iranian citizens made asylum applications in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018; and how many applications have been granted.

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applicants for settlement visas paid for the UK Visas and Immigration’s Settlement Priority Visa service from 31 March 2017 to 1 April 2018; and...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applicants for settlement visas who paid for the UK Visas and Immigration’s Settlement Priority Visa service from 31 March 2017 to 1 April 2018...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applicants for settlement visas who paid for the UK Visas and Immigration’s Settlement Priority Visa service from 31 March 2017 to 1 April 2018 and...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average time taken for applicants for settlement visas who paid for the UK Visas and Immigration’s Settlement Priority Visa service from 31...

      Criminal Investigation: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK law enforcement agencies have experienced any new or increased difficulties or obstacles in their investigations since The Internet Corporation for...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their planned timescale for the national rollout of the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Scheme in 2019.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made in the last six months of the causes behind child victims of trafficking going missing shortly after the point of referral to the...

      Human Trafficking: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent trafficking of migrants from France to England via the English Channel.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many migrants they have detected trying to enter the UK illegally via the English Channel in the last 12 months.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current status of people who have been found to have entered the UK illegally via the English Channel; and of those who have since claimed...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who entered the UK illegally via the English Channel have been deported in the last year for which figures are available.

      Undocumented Migrants: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support is offered to those who have entered the UK illegally and are awaiting the outcome on their application for asylum.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in needs between (1) children who have been trafficked from overseas, and (2) British children who have...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) longest, (2) shortest, and (3) average waiting time for victims of child trafficking to receive positive conclusive grounds decisions from the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on reforming the National Referral Mechanism since October last year.

      Refugees: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation made by the British Red Cross in its report Still an ordeal: the move-on period for new refugees, published on...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that butchery skills are recognised in the future immigration framework.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Paediatrics: Pathology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on (1) the recruitment of paediatric pathologists in Northern Ireland, and (2) steps being taken...

  • Treasury

    • Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much interest has accrued to Libyan assets frozen by UN resolutions while in London; and what is the current total value of those assets.

    • Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any application has been made to use the interest accrued on Libyan assets frozen in London; and if so, by whom.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, recent progress they have made on agreeing a tourism sector deal since their announcement to enter negotiations; whether such a deal is likely to...

    • Youth Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the report by YMCA Cut Loose, published on 6 December, that local authorities have cut more than...

      Imperial War Museum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will maintain current levels of grant-in-aid to the Imperial War Museum Holocaust Exhibition after the construction of the UK Holocaust Memorial and...

      5G

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to roll out 5G in the UK in a timely manner without using any Chinese technology; and if so, how.

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate digital advertising.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the outcome of negotiations with the EU about the relationship between the Information Commissioner's Office and the European Data Protection Board...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will retain regulatory alignment with the EU on data protection after the UK has left the EU.

      Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rejection by both Houses of the draft Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018; and what plans they have to...

      Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increased restrictions on road haulage between the UK and the EU on the music sector in the event of a no deal scenario.

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